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   The young athletes at the major cross country

Kent County Cross Country         paced her race well to finish   The start of the U13 boys race which
Championships                     a strong 2nd followed by a      was dominated by Rowan Fuss
9th January 2016                  determined run from Ellie
                                  Dolby in 3rd and an equally     Justin Strover looked strong
2016 began in winning             determined run from Rosie       finishing 10th with Thomas
ways for Blackheath and           Allen finishing 5th. Jess       Penlington in 17th and Eddie
Bromley young athletes as         Neal, only 3 seconds behind     Sellar in 21st completing the
Will Fuller wins his first GB     Rosie crossed the line in       scoring four and picking up
International vest running in     6th, followed by a great 11th   team bronze for their efforts.
Edinburgh and Blackheath          place for Daniella Harper,      A great effort from Ethan
youngsters picked up team         Niamh Milmo was 21st,           Kitteridge in 23rd and Jake
medals in all age groups.         Abigail Leeves 22nd, Emilie     Leng in 27th and Charles
                                  Davis 33rd and Olivia Berry     Winton in 35th backed the
Brands Hatch was this             completed the squad in 34th.    team up well.
year’s venue for the Kent
County Cross Country              Rowan Fuss confirmed his        Next up were the U15 girls
Championships and the             dominance of the U13 boys       and their performances were
weather was more than             age group with a seemingly      good enough to collect team
appropriate with cold rain and    easy run that saw him 200m      silver. Kelsi Cornish sped
blustery winds.                   clear of the field and earns    off from the gun in a brave
                                  him the right to keep the       determined fashion and she
The challenging, course,          county trophy for another       maintained her great pace
despite being in one field, was   year.                           earning a fantastic individual
long, had hills, long lush grass                                  bronze, Millie Smith ran
and mud.                          Sam Reardon was having a        a strong 6th with Lily
                                  great run high up the field     Tappenden 13th, Stephanie
The U13 girls typically           but due to his having been      Taylor 14th, Imogen Meers
started the day’s action in       nursing a knee injury of late   17th and Isabelle Bridge 19th.
winning ways, comfortable         with recurring aggravating
taking the team title and         pain he sensibly had to pull    The best turn out of the
retaining the trophy for          out half way through the race.  day was from the U15 boys
another year. Morgan Squibb
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